Music Australia News

Indie Classics – What will classical and art music look like in the future?

Andy Sarkozy
| March 30, 2016

Do you enjoy fine music with a drink in hand or in a hall with superb acoustics? What will classical and art music look like in the future? Embraced by many, or the preserve of a few?

With support from APRA AMCOS, join us at the MCA for Vivid Ideas, where we’ll look into the future of classical music, exploring new ground and sharing ideas and practice.

Our expert panel examines the art of the independents, how companies and the classical ecosystem works, as well as artform and audience trends. We will look at future directions, challenges and opportunities; explore innovation in audience creation and connection, and inventive programming.

We provide an overview of the new wave of global independent classical activity to act as a catalyst for ideas and exchange.

A hypothetical with special guests will brainstorm ways to engage the under thirty-five audience, and our producer panellists will explain what they seek in their programs and for their audiences.

Panellists include:

  • Panel Chair and Moderator – Nicole Canham, Artist, Researcher, Music Australia Councillor
  • Drew Crawford, composer, producer, arranger, songwriter and educator
  • Sophie Lieberman, Head of Programs, Sydney Living Museums
  • Greg Sandow (USA), Classical Music Commentator – via videolink

+ more to be announced.

This seminar invites current and future classical music practitioners, programmers and teachers to join the conversation. Concession and group ticket prices are available. Please share this event with your peers and gather a group now!


#indieclassics #Vividideas

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stay in the loop

Music Australia updates straight to your inbox

Follow Like
Quick Links


  • National clearing house for policy & development

  • Music Journal

    Features articles about the Music Industry Sector

  • Music Talks

    Series of seminars exploring music